Treasurer DA-Luxembourg; Non-Voting DPCA Representative

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  • Democrats Abroad South Africa is alive in Cape Town!

    An informal group of Americans gathered over coffee on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon on the V&A Waterfront, under the gaze of Table Mountain, to chat about the American situation.

    DAZA Cape Town is back!

    Frustrated watching political scandals from afar, concerned men and women expressed their thoughts and feelings about needing to be heard and share with like-minded friends.

    We discussed the possibilities and methods to vote from South Africa, where Americans may be located, and how to find them to let them know they can vote. There was discussion of parties and events, perhaps in collaboration with one of the local universities!

    The group in Cape Town will organize informal gatherings for people who are interested to share ideas and discuss ways to get people registered, and ultimately to vote. DAZA Cape Town will advise prospective voters about the VoteFromAbroad.org website in time for them to cast their ballots next year.

    We will be able to answer queries about state-specific voting regulations and engage in the polls, from the primaries to the crucial November 2020 election.

    A platform for Americans in Cape Town has been established.
    Are you interested in joining this group of Americans dedicated to positive change?
    Will you attend a gathering in Cape Town (or Joburg)?
    We want to hear your ideas!

    Connect with DAZA  http://www.democratsabroad.org/za


  • Exceptional efforts in Luxembourg for the critical 2018 elections

    As your Executive Committee planned for 2018, we knew that Democrats Abroad would put an unprecedented effort into the 2018 midterms -- it was already clear that American values were at stake. As remarkable Democratic candidates emerged all over the USA, we found enthusiasm from Americans all over Luxembourg.

    Our in-person support for voters went later than ever, with our final voter pavilion on the Grand Rue on October 21st. We helped dozens of Americans request or return their absentee ballots at "the last minute." In fact, our volunteers kept helping voters worldwide by phonebanking and advising voters through today!


  • Rentrée for American Voters: a busy week in September


    Democrats Abroad Luxembourg reached more than 100 Americans living in Luxembourg in early September, with three voter-oriented events over four days. First up was the Welcome Back festival at ISL, where super-volunteer Mark gave non-partisan support for voters requesting their ballots for the midterms while Executive Committee members Natalie and Will talked about Democrats Abroad.

    Our well-attended Second Tuesday gathering was another chance to help members and newcomers request their ballots. Our battery-powered printer -- generously provided by the donations of our members -- let us create the forms while we enjoyed the warm evening on Bosso's terrace.

    On Wednesday, Mark and Will helped dozens of American students spending their fall semester in Luxembourg. The students had some complicated questions about what address to use and how to return their ballots. We were well-prepared by the global Study Abroad and global GOTV teams!

    It's a short season for reaching voters in time to get their ballots easily! If your workplace or club has Americans, we'll happily give a short presentation or staff a small booth where we can answer questions and ensure that they get their ballots. You can always send them to our online tool, http://www.votefromabroad.org/


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  • Proudly supporting the April 22 March for Science in Luxembourg

    Democrats Abroad Luxembourg is very proud to announce that we are promoting and supporting a local March for Science coordinated with hundreds of other marches and events all over the United States and the world.

    Follow the event and indicate your willingness to stand with us here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/651825821669460/

    On April 22, we will stand together with millions around the world to say that the common good of humanity depends on defending critical thinking and the free exchange of ideas. The global Women's March organization has designated this an official successor to their own marches in January.

    Please spread the word (and social media links) among friends and family -- American or not -- and scientists and women and anyone else who wants a better world. Watch your email for DA-specific events to make placards and posters the week before the march. If you'd like to volunteer to support the march or you know a group that would like to participate, please contact the main organization.


  • DA-Luxembourg introduces newly elected Executive Committee

    The members of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg elected officers and other leadership positions at our Annual General Meeting on 14 March 2017. The new Executive Committee is responsible for the work of the U.S. Democratic Party in Luxembourg, for enhancing the voices of its members in U.S. politics, and for advocating on issues of concern to Americans living abroad.

    Democrats Abroad Luxembourg announces the following elected leaders:

    • Chair: Will Bakker
    • Vice-Chair: Eva Moynihan
    • Secretary: Morgana Barbknecht
    • Treasurer: Roger Behrend
    • Legal Counsel: Susan Alexander
    • Member-at-Large: Timothy Lone
    • Member-at-Large: Natalie Bachiri
    • DPCA Non-voting Representative: Vicki Hansen

    With global concern focusing on the Trump administration and the Republican Congress, DA-Luxembourg seeks to be the point of contact for Americans living in Luxembourg to engage more actively with civic and governmental events in the United States. Interested individuals, groups, and press are invited to contact DA-Luxembourg at [email protected]


  • published Inauguration and Local Action in Luxembourg in News 2017-01-20 06:23:03 -0500

    Inauguration and Local Action in Luxembourg

    Members of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg are invited to join our private potluck on January 20th to celebrate the achievements and spirit of President Obama's legacy.

    If you'd like to make a more public statement, there are several women's marches and vigils organized near Luxembourg. That includes vigils in Liège and Brussels on Friday night and marches in StrasbourgFrankfurt, and Heidelberg on Saturday.

    If you're traveling, there's a good chance that there's one you can join and that there will be Democrats Abroad members to meet there. Check the lists at https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters and http://www.democratsabroad.org/events

    If you'd like to help organize actions in the future -- whether public marches or issues-oriented campaigns -- please contact us at [email protected]


  • U.S. voters living abroad requested their absentee ballots on the eve of National Day

    DA-Luxembourg’s Voter Pavilion on the Grand Rue on June 22, the eve of Luxembourg’s National Day, is a biennial tradition. All day, our volunteers helped American citizens request their absentee ballots using www.VoteFromAbroad.org and answered questions of all kinds about the American political process.
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  • Global Presidential Primary: Two dates, two locations, plenty of ballots

    On Super Tuesday (March 1) and Second Tuesday (March 8), American citizens in Luxembourg lined up to cast ballots in the Global Presidential Primary and help determine the Democratic nominee for US President.

     

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  • Global Presidential Primary: March 1 and March 8

    Democrats Abroad Luxembourg will help Americans citizens living abroad to nominate the U.S. Democratic Party’s Presidential nominee through the Global Presidential Primary. Come to one of our Voting Centers on March 1 or March 8 and cast your ballot!

     

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  • published BINGO! Watching the Republican Debates in News 2016-01-14 07:28:45 -0500

    BINGO! Watching the Republican Debates

    Our event this Tuesday involved watching the most recent Republican Presidential debate, so we played a game to keep our spirits high. Our Bingo cards were filled with the bluster, boasts, and blather of the candidates. By the time we reached closing statements, most of the room had won a prize, even as the civility and rationality of American politics seemed to have lost.

    Thank goodness the debate was just a launching point for discussions both theoretical and practical. We talked about everything from the disappearance of the fabled moderate Republican to how to vote in the Global Presidential Primary (and which candidates are on the ballot).

    Join us on Sunday, January 24, when we watch the serious candidates debate in a replay of the Democratic Presidential Debate. For more information, contact [email protected]


  • published Notice of the 2016 Annual Meeting in News 2016-01-10 14:06:58 -0500

    Notice of the 2016 Annual Meeting

    I. NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

    NOTICE IS GIVEN to all members of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg that:

    The Annual Meeting of members will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Brasserie Restaurant Bosso, located in the Grund; at 7 Bisserweg, 1238 Luxembourg, to consider and act upon the following matters.

    1. Approval of the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting;
    2. Report from the Chair for the preceding year;
    3. Treasurer's Report and approval of accounts for the period from March 2015 to March 2016;
    4. Consider and act upon other matters as may properly come before the meeting.

    There are no vacant positions on the Executive Committee, so no elections are necessary until 2017.

    Every member is invited to attend the meeting in person. Volunteers will be present to help you request your absentee ballots for 2016, and to provide information about the Global Presidential Primary to be held in Luxembourg on March 1 and March 8, 2016.

    In the event that you will be unable to attend this annual meeting, you may send an emailed proxy containing the following text before February 7, 2016, to the Chair, Will Bakker: [email protected]

    "I, [Name] hereby designate [Name] , a registered member of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg, to represent me at the Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg, on February 9, 2016, and to vote on my behalf on any matter on the agenda. [Date]"

    The Annual Meeting is expected to be brief, and will be followed by presentations and discussion on each of the Democratic candidates for President. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn more about the candidates and to make your own voice heard.

    If you did not receive this notice by email, then you may not be a member of DA-Luxembourg, or you may have opted not to receive emails about our events. Please contact Will Bakker (at [email protected]) to change your status and begin receiving our notices.